Light Block

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This article is about the block that illuminates dark areas in the New Super Mario Bros. games. For the light-elemental Baddie Blocks in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, see Baddie Block § Light Block.
Not to be confused with Light Box.
Light Block

First appearance

New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)

Latest appearance

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

A Light Block[1][2] is a type of block appearing in the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Light Blocks first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, exclusively in World 5-Ghost Icon.png. These blocks appear as moving nearly-invisible blocks at first (which look similar to Empty Blocks from Super Mario World), but if Mario or any other character hits a nearby ? Switch, the blocks temporarily glow and keep moving. These blocks can be used for both lighting the way and means of transportation.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Light Blocks reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and their port, behaving exactly the same as in previous appearances. They appear in Light Blocks, Dark Tower in the former and in Light-Up-Lift Tower in the latter.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, Redstone Lamps are replaced by Light Blocks.


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 光る足場
Hikaru Ashiba
Light Foothold
Spanish (NOA) Bloque Brillante Glow Block
Spanish (NOE) Bloque Luminoso Light Block
French (NOE) Bloc lumineux Luminous Block
German Leuchtplattform Light Platform
Italian Blocco Luce Light Block
Russian Светящийся блок
Svetyashchiysya blok
Glowing Block
Chinese 发光砖块
Fāguāng Zhuānkuài
Glowing Block


  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide, page 104.
  2. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 155.